We have a new challenge and it’s called the Bay to Bay 10K Challenge!  Participate in our San Francisco Marathon 10K on September 19th, 2021, then run the Berkeley Half Marathon 10K on February 27th. That’s all you have to do to qualify! Also, when you cross the finish line in Berkeley you will earn a coveted challenge pin!  Start this new challenge and earn a new pin every year!

Challenge Rules

>To qualify for the Bay To Bay Challenge, run and complete the 10K distance at The San Francisco Marathon and the 10K distance at the Berkeley Half Marathon consecutively with official finish times for both events.

>To be automatically eligible, runners must register for both events with the same first and last name and date of birth.

>Runners are eligible to receive the challenge medal at their second qualifying event in the series depending on where they started. The events do not have to be in the same year but they do need to be consecutive. If you skip an event, the challenge starts over.

>Upon completing their second qualifying event, runners must pick up their commemorative pin at the Finish Line Festival on Race Day.

>Once a runner completes the challenge, the challenge starts again.

>The 2021 Berkeley Half will be held in Feb 2022.

>The Bay to Bay Challenge parameters are if you ran the 10K distance Virtually or in person at the 2021 San Francisco Marathon, and are running the 10K distance Virtually or in person at the 2021 Berkeley Half Marathon (Feb. 2022)**2021 Berkeley Half Marathon will be last event to participate in this challenge virtually. Race Instructions:

>Remember to pick up your bib at our Race Weekend Bib Pick-up and check for the Bay To Bay Challenge stamp/print on your bib. You’ll need this stamp to receive your pin at the Finish Line. If your bib is not marked and you believe you are eligible, please visit the Challenge Solutions Table during Packet Pickup to confirm eligibility and get your bib stamped.

>Pins will be available for pick-up at the Challenges booth at the Finish Line at the Berkeley Half Marathon.

>Pins must be picked up at the Finish Line and will not be mailed for any reason.